RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT

OUR AGENDA FOR CHANGE

The Uhuru Institute for Social Development is about rethinking development models and proposing practical alternatives through research, innovations, pilot testing and field trials. We believe that in today’s highly market driven economies, increasing inequality is relegating the majority into further vulnerability to poverty, hunger and disease. We think that for democracy, human rights and dignity to make meaning in everyone’s day to day life, all household income and wellbeing must improve in society. This can only be achieved through, enabling better people organising to create wealth and in so doing increase their stake in all affairs of the nation. Consequently, we are always innovating and testing ideas that shape decisions for equitable, inclusive, people centred development. In our view the cooperative business model, is a tested practical option to achieve equitable and inclusive development. Ours is about creating wealth to protect human rights and human dignity, and expanding our outreach to include more people to this journey of hope.